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Maria Albertina
Sra. María is 46 years old. She lives in her own home with her husband and son in a neighborhood of San Lorenzo, which is in southern Honduras. María sells baked goods such as sweet rolls, shortbreads, sweet breads, fry bread, and chocolate bread. She also sells snacks such as tacos, enchiladas, hamburgers, cassava, and other items. Her sales are conducted Monday through Sunday.

Doña María sells her products from her house, but she also travels out into the neighborhood. She is a very enterprising woman. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy shortbreads, fry bread, sweet breads, sweet rolls, chayote squash, onions, chili peppers, acorn squash, corn, meat, and condiments for making dishes to sell. Doña María dreams of opening a diner so that she can stop selling as a street vendor.

San Lorenzo, Honduras – February 2013

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La señora María, de 46 años, vive con su esposo e hijo , en su casa de habitación ubicada en un barrio de San Lorenzo, en la zona sur de Honduras, se dedica a la venta de pan como ser semitas, polvorones, budines, hojaldas, cucos, y también a la venta de golosinas como ser tacos, enchiladas, hamburguesas, yucas entre otros sus ventas son de lunes a domingo.
Doña María vende su producto desde su casa y también sale a vender en su mismo barrio es una señora muy emprendedora.
Doña María está solicitando el préstamo para comprar de pan como polvorones, hojaldras, budines, semitas, pataste, cebolla, chiles, ayote, jilotes, carnes y condimentos para elaborar su venta.
Doña María su sueño montar un comedor, para así no andar vendiendo ambulante.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - Febrero del 2013.

Additional Information

Prisma Honduras, S.A.

This loan is administered by Prisma Honduras. Prisma is one of Kiva's first field partners in Central America and has funded over 2,500 entrepreneurs through Kiva since 2008. Prisma funds smaller than average loans for micro-entrepreneurs to help them grow businesses in urban and rural areas. To improve living conditions in Honduras, the organization strives to empower women who lack access to traditional financial services, and promotes solar panels to deliver clean, affordable electricity to rural areas. Through its four branches in southern and central Honduras, Prisma provides access to financial products to some of the poorest and most isolated communities in the country.

About Honduras

  • $4,800
    Average annual income
  • 27
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    Honduras Loans Fundraising
  • $8,936,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 19.8
    Honduras Lempiras (HNL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $275 helped Maria Albertina to buy shortbreads, fry bread, sweet breads, sweet rolls, chayote squash, onions, chili peppers, acorn squash, corn, meat, and condiments.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013